I’m not much of a traditionalist when it comes to food. There are certain dishes I’d never want to change, but for the most part, I find a lot of happiness trying meals and/or desserts that add unexpected ingredients or flavors to a recipe. It’s such an experience for my taste buds when I find a new combination of flavors I like.
But, when it comes to marshmallow treats, I don’t go the route of choosing something different. I like the treats plain and simple – krispies, marshmallows and butter. Exactly how they were created and the way I’ve always intended to enjoy them. This all changed during our babymoon trip to Newport, RI last week when we stopped at Sweet Berry Farm in Middleton, RI.
Sweet Berry Farm had delicious to-go treats placed on tiered displays for guests to drool over, so it was hard for us to make a decision when choosing something to take back to our bed and breakfast to enjoy. They had homemade sweet breads, chocolates and pies, but the thing that caught my eye was their humongous cinnamon toast crunch marshmallow treat. I immediately grabbed it and told my husband it had to be one of our purchases.
We made a point to agree that we wouldn’t devour it as soon as we got in the car and ended up saving it for dessert after our last dinner in RI. Looking back, I’m glad we waited until towards the end of our trip to bite into it for the first time because I’m pretty sure if it would have been sooner, I would’ve asked my husband to drive right back to get more.
Because I miss them so much, I decided to make them at home this week. These babies are huuuuuuuuuuuuuge, gooey and oh so sweet. I hope the pictures entice you to make them.
Cinnamon Sugar Marshmallow Treats
Makes 12 large treats
- 12 tablespoons of butter, plus butter for the bottom of the pan
- 3 10z bags of large marshmallows
- 12 cups of cinnamon sugar square cereal
Grease a 9X13 in baking dish (with edges) with butter or cooking spray. Open one of the 10oz bags of marshmallows and cut each puff into large cubes (I cut each puff into four).
Next, melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. When butter is melted and starts to sizzle, add the other two bags of whole marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from the heat.
Add cinnamon sugar square cereal and mix to combine. Add the additional cubed marshmallows and mix to combine.
Place marshmallow mixture into the greased baking dish, pressing down to ensure all of the cereal sticks together. Let it sit and cool for 30 minutes to an hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!